Ralf Rangnick should focus on getting the best out of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes – ahead of star man Cristiano Ronaldo – to secure a top four spot, claims Sky pundit Chris Kamara
- United are currently seventh in the Premier League – four points off fourth spot
- Midfield duo Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes have struggled so far this season
- Pogba is currently out injured while Fernandes cannot find the back of the net
- Yet Soccer Saturday icon Chris Kamara insists Ralf Rangnick should focus on the midfielders rather than Cristiano Ronaldo
Chris Kamara insists Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick should focus on getting the best out of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to secure a top-four spot this season.
United are currently seventh in the Premier League and are four points off Arsenal in fourth spot, though do have a game in hand on the Gunners.
Yet after a festive period which saw United draw at Newcastle and lose at home to Wolves, former pro midfielder Kamara – who has made his name on Sky’s Soccer Saturday – says Rangnick should not prioritise Cristiano Ronaldo in order for his team to succeed and should instead focus on Pogba and Fernandes.
Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes have struggled so far this season
Chris Kamara says Ralf Rangnick should focus on getting the best out of Pogba and Fernandes
Asked what United need to secure Champions League football next season, Kamara told The Express: ‘I still think United need a central midfielder, or get Pogba back to his best and give him license to run the team.
‘When he plays for France, Pogba is such a key player.
‘Him and Fernandes playing at the top of their game would be incredible for Man Utd.
‘Those two in central midfield would be as good as most teams have got and I think that’s what they need.’
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in August but Fernandes in particular has struggled for form since
Fernandes has struggled this season since Ronaldo’s arrival in late August, scoring just two goals in all competitions since an opening day hat-trick against Leeds.
Pogba, meanwhile, suffered an injury on international duty in November and is still ‘four or five weeks away’ from returning to training, according to Rangnick.
After beating Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Monday night, United this time travel to Villa Park to take on Steven Gerrard’s side in the Premier League on Saturday.